UNIJOS Department of Early Childhood Education Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Early Childhood Education under the Faculty of Education  in University of Jos as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIJOS  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

What became the University of Jos was established in November 1971 from the ellite campus of the University of Ibadan. The first students were admitted in January 1972 as pre-degree students and the first Bachelor of Arts degree program begun in October 1973. In October 1975, then military government under General Murtala Mohammed established the Unijos as a separate institution. The first Vice-Chanc\ellor of the Unijos was Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi. Classes began at the newly reorganized University of Jos in October 1976 with 575 students spreading over the existing four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences and Medical Sciences. Post-graduate programs were added in 1977. By 1978 Faculties of Law and Environmental Sciences were established and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences was separated.

In 2003, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Unijos a $2 million grant to form its own fundraising department.

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Early Childhood Education;

You require;

Five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language


1.IBADAN – Same as in Special Education.

2. EKSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics at one (1) sitting.

3. TASUED does not require ‘O’ Level credit in Mathematics.

4. IAUED require ‘O’ Level credit pass in Mathematics.

5.  KWASU requires ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, one Science subject and two (2) other subjects.

6. BENIN requires five (5)’O’ Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Arts subject and any Science subject. Teachers Certificate Grade II merit.

7.  JOS requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings, including English Language, Biology/Health Science and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

8.  LAGOS requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three (3) subjects


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Early Childhood Education under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Any three (3) subjects.


1. EKSU requires one (1) subject each from Arts or Social Sciences and Sciences.

2. IAUED requires one (1) relevant Science and two (2) other Science subjects.

3. KWASU requires Mathematics and any other two (2) subjects.

4. BENIN accepts any three (3) subjects from Social Sciences/Arts/ third (3rd) subject may or may not be Science subject.

5. LAGOS accepts any three (3) subjects


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Early Childhood Education, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

1. Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes chosen from relevant subjects.


1. EKSU accepts NCE merit in Biology and Health Education or Integrated Science plus the UTME requirements. In addition, EKSU accepts PHE at upper credit level plus the UTME requirements.

2.  TASUED accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/NCE merit/credit in Primary Education Studies plus one (1) approved teaching subject.

3. KWASU requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/IJMB or their equivalents, one (1) of which must be in relevant subject and teaching subjects in the secondary school system plus the UTME requirements.

4.  BENIN accepts NCE, IJMB plus five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

a. NCE merit plus the UTME requirements

b. good passes in two (2) subjects at one (1) sitting at ‘A’ Level or HSC

c. ND upper credit plus the UTME requirements

5. LAGOS accepts

a. NCE credit/merit in Primary Education Studies and any teaching subject.

b. very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects in Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences except Commerce, Typing and Shorthand.

c. Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects in Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences except Commerce and Typing.

d. Candidates must also satisfy the UTME requirements.

6. IBADAN requires two (2) ‘A’ Level passes/ NCE merit in Pre-Primary/Primary Education plus one (1) approved teaching subject.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIJOS for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have score a minimum of  180 and above in your JAMB result.

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